La La Land was the big winner at last night’s Bafta Film Awards  but a host of British stars and crafts people picked up gongs at the event too.

In front of camera, Dev Patel won the best supporting award for his role in Lion.

MPC’s work on The Jungle Book was given the best special visual effects prize (the award was given to Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones and Adam Valdez).

Production designers Anna Pinnock (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Into the Woods) and Stuart Craig, who has worked on every Harry Potter movie, were handed the best production design gong for their work on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The make up and hair award went to Daniel Phillips, along with  J. Roy Helland, for Florence Foster Jenkins.

Amongst the awards specifically for British film was a win for I, Daniel Blake which won outstanding British film for Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien and Paul Laverty. The outstanding British debut award went to Under the Shadow writer/director Babak Anvari and the film’s producers Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Too.

The British short animation gong went to A Love Story’s Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara and Elena Ruscombe-King (their NFTS graduation film) and best British short film was won by Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti, Daniel Mulloy and Scott O’Donnell for Home.

The rising star award went to Spider Man actor Tom Holland and the outstanding British contribution to cinema went to Curzon

Staff Reporter

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